Friday, 7 November 2014

Rat Race

When my (older) kids were little, I thought we were crazy busy.  Now that the older two are 18 and 15 and Threepeat is 7, I find us busier now than ever!  It's ridiculous!  And the kicker is that the only one who does an extracurricular activity is Middleman with his soccer.

Perhaps the biggest reason we are busier is that we have, for all intents and purposes, become a single car family.  Boy Oneder uses the Jeep to get to and from University every day.  He drops Hubster off at the train station and then drives to school.  It's pretty much his.  Even on weekends, he is out and about with friends or at work, so the Jeep is rarely in the driveway.  That leaves me in the van, driving people here and there and making sure I am home (or have someone available) to get Threepeat from school when Middleman has school soccer.

Thankfully, school soccer ended yesterday.  This means that Middleman will be around after school every day to pick up Threepeat and take care of him until I get home.  That will be a load off for sure!

I am using my last week of vacation from November 24th to 28th.  A time to chill out and start some packing for our move.  Yes, the move is still 21 months away, but that time will fly and, well, I am a borderline hoarder.  So, suffice it to say, there is A LOT of work to be done around here.  I can at least clean up some of the junk in the basement!

Winter tires are being installed on my van as I type and she is having an oil change and new front brakes.  Bring on winter!  This is the first time I have ever had snow tires, so I am hoping I will be as pleased with them as everyone says I will!  Last winter was a I made it through without an accident is a miracle!  Snow is forecasted for next week, so, considering that it's only November 7th, I think I may just get my money's worth on these babies!!

As busy as life is, I wouldn't have it any other way.  Being busy means that I have people who love and rely on me.  Being busy means we have places to go and people to see!  Being busy means that we are alive!

I hope you're busy too!
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